Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
242 Carpenter Hall
|Lance Collins, who was named dean in 2010, joined Cornell in 2002 as a member of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty, following 11 years on the chemical engineering faculty at Pennsylvania State University. His research combines simulation and theory to study a variety of turbulent flow processes. He earned his B.S.E. in 1981 at Princeton University, his M.S. in 1983, and his Ph.D. in 1987 at the University of Pennsylvania, all in chemical engineering.|
Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Recruitment
|Alan Zehnder, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society for Experimental Mechanics, joined the Cornell faculty in 1988. He has been a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology, a senior faculty fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, and a guest professor at the Vienna University of Technology. His research is in the mechanics of materials and fracture, particularly in dynamic and thermo-mechanically coupled problems. He earned his B.S. in 1982 at the University of California at Berkeley and received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a minor in materials science from the California Institute of Technology in 1987.|
Associate Dean for Administration
249 Carpenter Hall
|JoAnne Williams is a mechanical engineer and a lawyer by education. Prior to joining academia she spent over 25 years in the industry trenches leading change, negotiating, and focusing on successfully maximizing returns for shareholders of Fortune 100 corporations. Her roles included vice-president of operations, assistant general counsel, and director of strategic accounts, among others. With a passion for teaching and research, she left industry in 2007 and became immersed in research management serving as Director of Sponsored Programs and Assistant Vice President at Clemson and later at Cornell University. In September 2012, JoAnne joined the Cornell College of Engineering's executive leadership team as the chief operating officer for the college. She is the primary advisor to the Dean in all areas of administration and has oversight of the operations of the College including strategic development, direction and implementation of business operations, finance, marketing and communications, corporate relations, human resources, information technology, research and graduate studies and other shared services.|
Assistant Dean for Student Services
170A Olin Hall
|Betsy East joined the engineering college in 1994 as administrative manager of AEP. In 1998 she became the director of engineering admissions and was appointed assistant dean in 2002. Prior to her tenure in engineering, she was the associate director of athletics and gymnastics coach. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Massachusetts in sport administration and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell (1989).|
|Marjolein van der Meulen
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
241 Carpenter Hall
|Marjolein van der Meulen is the Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a senior scientist in the Research Division of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Her research in orthopaedic biomechanics focuses on the interaction between mechanical stimuli and the skeleton, and the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues. She received her S.B. (1987) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her M.S. (1989), and Ph.D. (1993) from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. She has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1996.|
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
235 Frank HT Rhodes Hall
|Leslie Trotter received an A.B. (Mathematics) from Princeton University in 1965, an M.S. (Industrial and Systems Engineering) from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, and a Ph.D. (Operations Research) from Cornell University in 1973. He had a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Wisconsin and was then on the faculty of Yale University before joining the Cornell faculty in 1975. He has held visiting appointments at Bonn University, Germany (2 years); E.P.F. -- Lausanne, Switzerland (3 years); Augsburg University, Germany (1 year); E.C. - Paris, France (1 year). His research is in the area of discrete optimization and he has published numerous research papers in this area. Professor Trotter was recipient of a Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Humboldt Foundation and has been cited for the past 15 years in Who's Who in America. At Cornell he has received 7 awards for teaching excellence and has directed the dissertation research of over 25 Ph.D. students; his research program has sponsored 10 postdoctoral students.|
|Kathi A. Dantley Warren
Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development
253 Carpenter Hall
|Kathi Warren joined the college staff in 2010. She was previously a major gifts officer at the Johns Hopkins University and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She later served as director of corporate relations at Smith, and in 2008, she was promoted to campaign director where she managed the major gifts fundraising activities and campaign operations. Warren holds a B.A. in biology from Hampton University and an M.A. in cell and molecular biology from Duke.|
Professor and Chair, Biological and Environmental Engineering
104 Riley Robb Hall
|Dan Aneshansley joined the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in 1984 and became chair in 2008. He previously held joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell. He worked in the electronics industry and currently consults as an expert witness. His interests are in biological modeling and instrumentation as applied to plant/animal physiology and energy. He has four patents and more than one hundred publications and has collaborated on science programs for PBS, BBC, and Canadian television and a National Geographic special. He earned a B.S.E.E. from the University of Cincinnati in 1965, an M.S. from Cornell in 1968, and a Ph.D. from Cornell in 1974.|
|Lynden A. Archer
Marjorie L. Hart Professor and William C. Hooey Director, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
348 Olin Hall
|Lynden Archer joined the Cornell faculty in 2000. He was appointed director of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2010. Since 2008 he has served as co-director of the KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability. His research focuses on transport properties of polymers and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Archer is also interested in applications of hybrid materials for energy storage and carbon capture technologies. During the period 1993–94 he was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been recognized with several awards, including the AICHE MAC Centennial Engineer Award, James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, and DuPont and 3M Young Professor Awards. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from the University of Southern California in 1989 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993.
|Larry Douglas Brown
Professor and Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
2116 Snee Hall
|Larry Brown has been the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC) since 2004. His primary research interest is application of multichannel seismic reflection methods to the exploration of the continental lithosphere and to the investigation of deep tectonic processes. Current and recent projects include studies of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau, the island of Taiwan, the volcanically active Caribbean island of Montserrat, and the high plateau of the central Andes. In addition, Brown's interests include developing new seismic imaging methodologies using ambient "noise" and application of Ground Penetrating Radar to archaeological and geological investigations. He earned a B.S. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1973 and a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Cornell in 1976.
S.C. Thomas Sze Director and Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
208 Upson Hall
|Mark Campbell joined the Cornell faculty in 2001. He was an assistant professor at the University of Washington from 1997-2001. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.S.) and MIT (M.S., Ph.D.), he worked on MACE, a dynamics and control laboratory flown on Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1995. He spent his 2005-06 sabbatical year as a visiting scientist at the Insitu group, maker of small autonomous UAV's for commercial and defense applications, and as an Australian Research Council international fellow. Campbell has been the recipient of several college and national teaching awards and several best paper awards. He received the Bennet Prize and is an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. He is currently an associate fellow of the AIAA and is serving as a member of the DoD's Defense Science Study Group, as well as an editor for several aerospace journals.|
David E. Burr Professor of Engineering and Director, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
224 Phillips Hall
|Tsuhan Chen became director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2009 after an extensive national search. Previously, he was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as associate department head and co-director of the Industrial Technology Research Institute Laboratory, and a researcher at Bell Labs. His research group, the Advanced Multimedia Processing Lab, has wide interests in various techniques for visual computing, including image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision. He earned his B.S. from National Taiwan University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Caltech, all in electrical engineering.
Professor and Director, Applied and Engineering Physics
224 Clark Hall
Alex Gaeta joined the Cornell faculty in 1992. He received Young Investigator Awards from the Office of Naval Research in 1993, and from the Army Research Office in 1995. He was a recipient of a College of Engineering Teaching Award in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society. He received his doctoral degree in optics from the University of Rochester, where he remained for two years as a postdoctoral research associate. Gaeta has served as the director of the Center for Nanoscale Systems since 2007.
Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
230 Bard Hall
|Darrell Schlom is the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. After receiving a B.S. degree from Caltech, he did graduate work at Stanford University receiving an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. He was then a post-doc at IBM’s research lab in Zurich, Switzerland in the oxide superconductors and novel materials group managed by Nobel Prize winners J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller. He has received various awards including young investigator awards from ONR and NSF, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, and the MRS Medal. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society and currently serves as the Chair of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society.|
Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
4130 Upson Hall
|Joe Halpern joined Cornell in 1996. Before that, he was on staff at the IBM Almaden Research Center and a consulting professor at Stanford University and has spent many years on the IBM research staff. His research interests include reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty, qualitative reasoning, belief revision, (fault-tolerant) distributed computation, modal logic, game theory, decision theory, and security. He is a fellow of the AAAS and ACM. He is a recipient of the Godel Prize, the Dijkstra Prize, the Newell Award, and the ACM-SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award. He earned a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1975, an A.M. from Harvard University in 1979, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981, all in mathematics.|
Professor and Director, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
231 Frank HT Rhodes Hall
|David Shmoys obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He has faculty appointments in both the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and the Department of Computer Science. Shmoys' research has focused on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for discrete optimization problems. His work has highlighted the central role that linear programming plays in the design of approximation algorithms for NP-hard problems. His current work includes the application of discrete optimization techniques to several issues in computational sustainability, as well as in the development of approximation algorithms for stochastic models of clustering, inventory, and related problems in logistics.
|Philip L.-F. Liu
Director and Class of 1912 Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
118 Hollister Hall
|Phil Liu joined Cornell faculty in 1974. His research interests include a wide range of topics in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics, including tsunamis, free surface tracking, wave-structure interaction, wave-seafloor interaction, sediment transport, wave breaking, and internal waves. During his sabbatical leaves and short-term leaves from Cornell, Liu has worked at various consulting firms, government laboratories and universities in California, Delaware, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Germany, Taiwan, and Italy. He earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University in 1968, a S.M. in civil engineering in 1971, and a Sc.D. in hydrodynamics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974.
|Linda K. Nozick
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Systems Engineering Program
323 Hollister Hall
|Linda Nozick joined the faculty at Cornell in 1992 after completing her doctorate. She has also been a visiting associate professor in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a visiting professor in the General Motors Global R&D Center in Warren, Mich. Her fields of expertise is complex systems modeling with an emphasis on critical infrastructure systems and hazardous materials transportation. She earned a B.S. in systems analysis and engineering from The George Washington University in 1989 and M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in systems engineering in 1990 and 1992, respectively.
|Michael L. Shuler
James M. and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering
115 Weill Hall
|Mike Shuler has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1974 and has earned two teaching awards. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers for which he has served as vice president for education. He has received the Amgen Award in biochemical engineering and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineers and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on applying chemical reaction engineering principles to biological systems. He earned a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1973, both in chemical engineering.